Ratties For Ever World Press - Why leaving your cat at home is a better solution than a cattery

Posted on 26 February, 2017

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Going away on holiday can leave many cat owners with a dilemma. Should they take their cat to a cattery or leave them at home, and have someone pop in once a day to feed them? Neither solution is great news for your cat. Most cats hate catteries. Unless they have been used to going from a very young age, putting your cat in a cattery can cause them a great deal of stress.

Cats are territorial animals and also fairly solitary. Putting them in an unfamiliar environment, perhaps with other cats around them, can make them very unhappy and lead to them stopping eating. Unfortunately, unlike dogs they find it difficult to adjust to new surroundings – hence why cats are rarely taken away from their home.

The other option is to leave your cat at home and have a friend or neighbour go in daily to feed them…

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